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Kuppy's Diner Cruise-in 2017: Photo Gallery

The 2017 Kuppy’s Diner Cruise-In was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Union and Brown streets in downtown Middletown. Middletown’s historic diner brought the Cruise-In …

Middletown council compromises on placing 180 military banners; some residents aren't happy

The 187 “Hometown Heroes” banners that Middletown-area residents purchased through a nonprofit group in June 2017 won’t be going up until spring 2018, borough council decided on …

Penn State Harrisburg adds Cuba to international study tour offerings

Penn State Harrisburg has added Cuba to its spring 2018 international study tour offerings.  The tour, which is available for the first time since diplomatic relations were …

Man in 20s followed young Middletown boys from bus stop Thursday, police report; call them with info

Two young boys were followed from their bus stop at Maple Road and Adelia Street to the intersection of Deatrich Ave and Maple Road at about 4:06 p.m. Thursday, according to Middletown …

Pumpkin Fest 2017 at the Middletown Home: Photo Gallery

Middletown police use Naloxone to reverse heroin overdose: Police Roundup

Middletown police used Naloxone to save the life of a man who had overdosed on heroin in the first block of East Roosevelt Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Police administered …

People still try to take guns on planes at HIA; TSA displays banned items to raise awareness

“Hundreds of pounds” of items that you are not allowed to carry on an airplane were seized from travelers using Harrisburg International Airport in 2016, according to the Transportation …
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MAHS boys soccer wins 2 games, loses 1

The Middletown Blue Raiders boys soccer team went 1-1 last week, with a win at West Perry and a hard-fought loss at home against Camp Hill. They beat Big Spring on Monday on the road, 4-0. The …

Blue Raiders JV beats Northern York; junior high squad loses

By Larry Etter Press & Journal Staff Middletown’s junior varsity football team won its second game of the season in a 26-8 victory over visiting Northern York on Monday, Sept. 11 at …

Middletown Midgets lose first football game in overtime; Ponies win

The Middletown Midgets lost their first game of the season Saturday, an 8-6 battle in overtime vs. visiting Red Land when the Patriots blocked an extra point.  The Pony team pulled out a …

Seven Sorrows Midgets, Ponies, Peewees all pick up wins in football

The Seven Sorrows Eagles youth football teams traveled to the Big Spring Bulldogs on Sunday, with the three all winning their games. Midgets Seven Sorrows 40, Big Spring 20 Kamil Foster …

Field hockey team stands at 1-4 on the season

The Middletown Blue Raiders field hockey team went 1-3 in the past week to fall to 1-4 on the year. The Raiders beat Lebanon 2-0 on Monday, Sept. 11. Bethany Detweiler got the Raiders on the board …

MAHS girls soccer team wins two games

The Blue Raiders girls soccer team has won two straight games after beginning the season 0-3. Against West Perry on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Camryn Russ scored both Middletown goals, including the …

Blue Raiders volleyball wins 1, loses 1

The Middletown girls volleyball team went to 2-3 overall after a 1-1 week. Tuesday, Sept. 12 vs. Harrisburg, Middletown won 3-0. Morgen Miller had 7 aces and 2 kills; Shelby Luther had 5 aces, 3 …

MAHS cross country loses tri-meet, but individuals move on to districts

Middletown cross country runners lost 47-15 to Hershey and to Bishop McDevitt 36-21 in a tri-meet Sept. 12.  Several individual accomplishments were earned. Justin Shaffer finished seventh at …
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Middletown's annual Halloween parade will be held Oct. 16

The Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s 64th annual Halloween Parade will be held Monday, Oct. 16, with a rain date of Tuesday, Oct. 17.   The parade will start to form at 6:15 p.m. The bands …

Kuppy’s Cruise-In returns this Thursday downtown

If you dig cars and motorcycles and want to support a good cause, check out the 2017 Kuppy’s Diner Cruise-In from 4 to 8 p.m. at Union and Brown streets in downtown Middletown on Thursday, …

Visitors to Middletown Area School District classrooms face tighter security check

You will need a driver’s license or other form of state identification to visit any school buildings in Middletown Area School District from now on. The school district beginning this school …

Democrats Edwards, Leiner run for U.S. Rep. Dent’s post representing Middletown, Londonderry

Greg Edwards, a Democrat from Orefield, last week declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District — a seat held by Rep. Charlie Dent, who is not running next …

Cumberland County state Rep. Bloom to run for Barletta’s seat in Congress

Four-term state Rep. Steve Bloom, a Republican from Cumberland County, announced Monday that he is entering the race to represent citizens of the 11th Congressional District. Bloom released a …

Mount Joy man found guilty of exposing himself at Sharp Shopper, receives his sentence

A Dauphin County jury has convicted a Mount Joy man of exposing himself to a female employee in the Sharp Shopper grocery store in Lower Swatara Township on Jan. 9. Randy Hubbard, 57, was found …

Islands battle keeps raging; Shelly, Beshore tenants voice displeasure with Londonderry again

Londonderry Township officials are not working with seasonal tenants of Beshore and Shelly islands on a solution that would allow them to keep their recreational residences, an attorney representing …
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Shelly, Beshore islands tenants have little power to remain: Editorial

The seasonal tenants of Shelly and Beshore islands in the Susquehanna River don’t own their land. They lease it. That, to us, is the key thing to keep in mind when the emotional and …
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Middletown provides me little reminders of Europe: Susannah Gal

Bonjour! Guten Tag! Gruezie! Buon giorno! Buenos dias! Bom dia! Good morning!  These are some of the different ways I have learned to say “Good morning” when I’ve lived …

We can change Vietnam’s legacy from landmines and Agent Orange: Kathleen Rogers and Heidi Kuhn

In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58,000 Americans, and close to 2 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.  The United …

It’s terrifying that we are militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy: Lisa Rosenberg

In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that …
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